I decided yesterday to spend more time being happy and having fun. Simple. Really simple. Almost unbelievably simple…and easy.
So far it’s been wonderful. Yesterday, as part of my job I asked more than 50 people what makes them happy and to write it on a wall we provided. In doing that, I saw them light up and I began thinking of things that made me happy.
I became happy.
Today I parked my car on the street at work instead of the garage. On my walk to my car to run errands in the middle of the day, I saw a cute older couple staring and pointing at the sky. I looked up and saw that they were marveling at the most magical color hues in rare forms amongst the clouds. Together we reveled in how beautiful and special the vision before us was. They spoke in a magical language that was familiar to my soul. In 5 minutes it was gone from the sky, but lived within us. I wondered how many other people happened to be at the right place at the right time to catch this sky surprise. A smile drew across my face.
I was happy.
After lunch, on my way down the elevator with an old rolling chair I was throwing out for my boss, I laughed to myself just thinking of the scenario that would have taken place had someone been standing at the foot of the elevator as it opened. They would have been greeted by my leaning back in the chair with a sly smirk on my face daring them to enter with equal commitment to fun. No such luck. I rolled down the hallway, from one end of the garage to the other, stopping directly before the alleyway. I was humming Templeton’s ‘Smorgasbord’ tune (from ‘Charlotte’s Web’) while spinning with delight.
I have never sat in a chair on the elevator before today.
I was happy.
I learned that human rights prevailed today, with the legalization of same-sex marriage.
I was happy.
I like where this is going. I’m going to continue to have 2 main goals each day-have fun and be happy. Actually, I’m throwing in a third goal because I feel doing this one thing is a cause and effect of having fun and being happy; be in gratitude multiple times a day.
I’m also going to share my fun on social media as #thegreathappy. See what I did there? Gratitude + Happiness = Fun + Happiness = Gratitude + Fun = Happiness. It all works out no matter which way you do it! If you would like to join in, just post what makes you feel happy, grateful and fun! Don’t forget to hashtag #thegreathappy so I can see what brightens up your day. That’s it!
I’m excited to see your posts!
I am happy.